Curious Scotland

Curious Scotland

Tales From A Hidden History

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A lighthearted treasury of historical facts about Scotland shares such lesser-known tidbits as the characters behind the military's "Operation Vegetarian," the legacy of Cherokee chieftain John Ross, and the story of the Glasgow Frankenstein.

McMillan Palgrave
"A must-read for all those who want to find out what this country is really made of."
---Scotland on Sunday

"The history may be hidden, but it's there if you look --- and it's well worth finding."
---Daily Mail (Scotland)
Scottish history isn't just about Robert Burns and Braveheart. In fact, it's far more complex than some might think. In Curious Scotland, journalist George Rosie digs deeper into Scotland's past, unearthing some of the lesser known but more surprising details, including:

· Who was behind the military's "Operation Vegetarian"?
· What became of the Glasgow Frankenstein?
· Why do Scots always spit on a certain Edinburgh street?
· And how did John Ross become the greatest Cherokee chieftain?

Rosie answers these and other questions, illuminating corners of Scottish lore that have never been explored before. With a dry wit and unflagging curiosity, he shows us that Scotland's history is full of far stranger stuff than your average plate of haggis.


Holtzbrinck
“A must-read for all those who want to find out what this country is really made of.”
---Scotland on Sunday

“The history may be hidden, but it’s there if you look --- and it’s well worth finding.”
---Daily Mail (Scotland)
 
Scottish history isn’t just about Robert Burns and Braveheart. In fact, it’s far more complex than some might think. In Curious Scotland, journalist George Rosie digs deeper into Scotland’s past, unearthing some of the lesser known but more surprising details, including:
 
·        Who was behind the military’s “Operation Vegetarian”?
·        What became of the Glasgow Frankenstein?
·        Why do Scots always spit on a certain Edinburgh street?
·        And how did John Ross become the greatest Cherokee chieftain?
 
Rosie answers these and other questions, illuminating corners of Scottish lore that have never been explored before. With a dry wit and unflagging curiosity, he shows us that Scotland’s history is full of far stranger stuff than your average plate of haggis.


Baker
& Taylor

A lighthearted treasury of historical facts about Scotland shares such lesser-known tidbits as the characters behind the military's "Operation Vegetarian," the legacy of Cherokee chieftain John Ross, and the story of the Glasgow Frankenstein. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2006, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312354169
0312354169
Branch Call Number: 941.1 ROS
Characteristics: x, 244 p. :,ill., map, ports. ;,22 cm.

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Nov 25, 2015

worth a read for some general history but parts had to be skimmed and overall not great writing

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